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Why isn't my password working?

asked 2019-03-29 05:22:58 +0200

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When I save an .xlsx with a password, the password doesn't work upon open. After about 20 tries later, I can confirm there are definitely no typos, no caps lock, no num lock, etc. This seems to be a problem with LibreOffice calc. Could it be because my password is 21 characters long? Using a single character like "a" as the password works just fine.

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answered 2019-03-29 05:41:40 +0200

Yes, there is a password length limit applied by LO for all MS formats, binary (tdf#65492) and OOXML (tdf#97086). The former is not related to your question (there is a problem of opening non-conforming binary documents created by a specific MS Office version), but the latter is the bug affecting you. LO only uses first 15 characters of entered password to encrypt the document; so on opening time, you need to only enter 15 initial characters (LO doesn't truncate the password on opening).

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Thank you!

bsdbsdbsd gravatar imagebsdbsdbsd ( 2019-03-29 17:15:33 +0200 )edit

Please, if the answer solves the question click ✔.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2019-03-29 23:16:00 +0200 )edit

Happy to. Where exactly do I do that? On mobile.

bsdbsdbsd gravatar imagebsdbsdbsd ( 2019-03-29 23:41:25 +0200 )edit

Under the answer votes.

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2019-03-30 18:26:35 +0200 )edit
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